Outcomes - Selected Case Summaries



Excessive Delay in Providing Decision

Early Resolution | 18 November 2020
Labour Tribunal (LT)

The complainant filed a complaint against the LT citing that there was an excessive delay in the LT providing its decision because almost a year had elapsed since the hearing of his case.

We contacted the complaints manager stressing the urgency of the matter and we requested that the complaint be resolved swiftly. The LT chairman, who had overseen the hearing, was no longer involved; therefore, the deputy chairman was tasked with drafting the final decision, which would then be reviewed and signed off by the LT members. Further delays were caused by the availability of the members and the LT secretary being away on vacation, with no designate to fill in for her. Eventually, the final decision was provided to both parties involved.